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HT Cares Is Here: An Exclusive Back-to-Business ‘Helpline’ For and By Texas Execs

HT Cares Management Consulting

At The HT Group, we’re supporting our fellow Texas businesses in a big, bold way. Today, we’re announcing HT Cares: an opportunity for area business owners and executives preparing to get back to business. HT Cares is an initiative involving more than 25 Austin-based executives brought together for the first time ever to help fellow business leaders through these unprecedented times.

CEOs, COOs, PMOs, CIOs, CHROs, supply chain directors and other top-tier executives have come together from organizations including Farm Credit Bank, Mood Media, Motorola and more for one clear outcome: To help Texas businesses succeed in maneuvering through the COVID-19 crisis and economic downturn.

“What makes this opportunity one-of-a-kind is that these executives are not career consultants. They are peers with experience pivoting multi-million-dollar businesses through difficult times, and they usually aren’t available for these types of engagements,” says The HT Group President Chad Macy.

“I have quarterbacked amazing teams in my time, but the level of talent and expertise in this one group alone is unprecedented,” adds The HT Group Director of Consulting Services Sam Wood. “We know that temporary, fractional help is what businesses need right now, and that’s exactly what this group provides. It’s executives talking to executives, in what just might be the most interesting and helpful call you’ve ever had.”

Through HT Cares, C-Suite professionals from area businesses can request a free executive leader-to-leader conversation with a peer from a similar position, industry, or expertise. This peer can be another set of eyes on an organization’s back-to-work strategy and a confidential sounding board for questions and concerns about issues that will inevitably arise in the coming days, weeks, and months.

The executives available through HT Cares are grouped based on their expertise in:

  • Supply Chain, Logistics, and eCommerce
  • Technology and Security
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Human Resources

The idea for HT Cares came out of the question that so many Texans are asking themselves right now: What can we do to help?

“As a management consulting, staffing, and recruiting firm strongly networked into the communities we serve, we knew that our connections could be invaluable to other businesses right now,” says The HT Group Co-Founder and CEO Mark Turpin. “Our core values of living with integrity, going above and beyond, and making the lives of the people we serve better drew us towards helping out in a profound way.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused business continuity problems across the board. It has triggered substantial employment uncertainties and payroll disruptions, exposed technology and security weaknesses, introduced new supply chain challenges, and formed unheard-of sales and marketing obstacles. For this reason, HT Cares became a high-level, unparalleled approach.

“We know that CEOs and their C-Suite teams are overwhelmed,” says The HT Group Co-Founder and Chairman Jim Gilliam. “For this short time, a group of strangers has come together with open arms to be a resource. There’s a lot of firepower represented in these executives. It’s humbling, it’s exciting, and it has become a genuinely meaningful effort that we know will make a difference.”

About The HT Group

The HT Group is a comprehensive management consulting, staffing, and recruiting firm built upon the foundation of integrity, transparency, and trust. Deeply rooted in its communities, The HT Group’s philosophy is to change lives, one job or one project at a time. With an agile core, The HT Group team delivers services through contract, direct hire, management consulting and advisory services. The HT Group strives to go above and beyond and truly empower its clients.

Recognized by Forbes as a Top Recruiting Firm in America, as a Great Place to Work®, and ranked by the Austin Business Journal as a Top Employment Agency in Austin every year since 2004, The HT Group is expanding its team, growing its community, and cultivating a comprehensive candidate and client network. To learn more about The HT Group, visit

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